I was studying engineering in 2000 and I now feel “mathematically speaking” impaired, including in abilities such as mental calculations. And you?

I can still do the stuff I need to fairly well, but theoretical math has never been my thing. I was adding a couple of nodes to the home network this past weekend I as was still able to work out the subnet mask in my head without needing a calculator. I’m also able to add several premiums up to five digits long in my head at work without needing pen and paper (the result of a LOT of practice doing it over past two years).

I’ve found the secret is to push yourself as hard as you can to regain lost abilities. They’re still there, but you’ll need to do a bit of work with a shovel to unearth them.

My math skills were never great. But I was always very articulate. Since developing mental illness, I’ve found it difficult to communicate and explain things to others, though I maintain as good an understanding of subjects. I can’t transmit it so well.

Thanks for your comments. I improved a little after diagnosis (2000/2001 - a long time ago) but things where never the same for studies. About math, at that time, I was studying Calculus for engineering, and then at a certain point, I could not sum up my purchases at the supermarket - it was very embarrassing in some situations. Anyway I improved, but just a little, this with time and some practice in critical daily life situations. Thanks again!

The same. I was studying Statistics- graduate level- at Columbia University.

As far as I ever got in my engineering classes was trigonometry and logarithms. Never calculus. I wish I could’ve stuck with it

Yes, sort of, always was, to an extent. Abstract algebra was pretty abstract for me.

I have memory problems like remembering /retaining information. I was a math major 7 years ago. I got schizophrenia.

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